Monday, February 10, 2014

My Port is Coming Out!

I had my  scan done at the end of January and then got to see my Oncologist which as a really good report. It was my first scan since I have gotten off of Chemo and on to the Tamoxifen and it showed that my tumors are still responding and continuing to shrink! Pretty much all I have left is the tumors on my liver and they are nothing like they were.

They have decreased by tons in size and I do not have as many either, so have lots of healthy liver showing right now. All good news, I am really looking forward to getting a "There is No Sign of Cancer or Tumors" showing! I know this is a big hope, but the way I have been responding, I know that it is not an impossible hope, it is real and hope is hope, it is all good.

The best news is, with the way I am responding, she agreed it was time for my port to be able to come out, so I go in for surgery Wednesday for it's removal. This makes me so happy since mine was nothing but problems and they rarely used it anyways, giving me chemo by needle in my veins as they could not use the port if they did not get the blood return. It also itches like ALL  the time and is quite aggravating!

I may have to get another one put in down the road if I ever need to get chemo again but who knows when that may be. All that matters is that it gets to come out now, and that makes me so happy!

I have noticed my weight may have to be watched closely as weight gain is not uncommon on Tamoxifen and I weighed myself at 147 lbs this morning! I don't like getting over 145 lbs so will have to keep a close eye on it.

So really now, I need to focus on creating good healthy habits which to be honest has been a huge struggle for me.  From eating, to quitting bad habits, to exercising, I really need to work up a plan and stick to it, not just for me but my whole family and that is what I am going to be focusing on this year.

It is going to be a great year and a wonderful life!